Professor Shirley Randell

  • Professor Shirley Randell
    Patron in Chief, Australian Centre for Leadership for Women



Lessons in leadership from a lifetime of work in education, women’s rights, and international development across the globe

About Shirley

Shirley Randell is an award-winning global mentor, educator, author, public speaker, change activist, and campaigner for human rights. She has provided specialist technical assistance to governments and agencies in Africa and the Asia Pacific Region over the last 20 years as a leading expert in education, gender mainstreaming and human rights in developing countries.

In 2010, she founded and was first Director of the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Rwanda. Shirley was an Australian Inaugural Women of Influence in 2012, a TIAW World of Difference Awardee in 2013 and winner of the Institute of Managers and Leaders ANZ inaugural Sir John Storey Lifetime Leadership Achievement Award in 2018.

She is a distinguished alumna of the Universities of New England and Canberra and an adjunct professor of the Universities of Newcastle and Canberra. 

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